"Teaching PSHE should be about making sure children and young people have the skills they need to grow up as healthy individuals who can make informed decisions about their lives." Anna Longfield


At Ladbrooke school, we want our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and able to form and maintain positive relationships with others. Our aim is that our children develop an understanding of the ever-changing world in which they live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their lives effectively. We aim to encourage mutual respect, resilience, pride and independence in a caring and supportive atmosphere. We want our children to feel secure in themselves and know when to ask for help, either for themselves or someone close to them.

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By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.

There is evidence to show that PSHE education can address teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, unhealthy eating, lack of physical activity, and emotional health. The skills and attributes developed through PSHE education are also shown to increase academic attainment and attendance rates, particularly among pupils eligible for free school meals, as well as improve employability and boost social mobility.

Our curriculum themes are:

Families and people who care for me.

Caring friendships.

Respectful relationships.

Online Relationships.

Being Safe.

Mental Wellbeing.

Internet safety and harms.

Physical health and fitness.

Healthy eating.

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Health and prevention.

Basic first aid.

Changing adolescent body.


Alongside our PSHE curriculum, other programmes are offered to support children’s wellbeing.


WELCOM Programme

Designed to identify barriers to learning through communication so that targeted support can be put into place

Year 1

Protective Behaviours

Designed to help children recognise how to keep themselves safe at home, school and in the wider world

Year 2/3

Bright Stars

The Bright Stars programme supports children with emotional difficulties and focuses on boosting children’s confidence, self-esteem, and improving overall emotional and mental well-being.

Year 4/5

Zones of Regulation

The Zones programme helps children recognise how they are feeling and develop strategies for how to control those feelings successfully.


Sex and Relationship Education

The Sex and Relationship Policy is delivered through the PSHCE curriculum, assemblies and the science curriculum. In order to ensure it is delivered  successfully a number of strategies are used: circle time, use of outside agencies, specialist resources and discussions. We follow The Christopher Winter Project – teaching SRE with confidence in Primary Schools recommended by Hertfordshire County Council. Click on teh link below to find out more informaiton